The PATA Centre
Chequers Bridge Centre
Tel: 01452 541244
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Introduction to Working with Children in Early Years Education (12 Dec 2018)
Introduction to Working with Children in Early Years Education
Course Aim: A chance to find out what it’s like to work with children , what goes on behind the scenes and get some practical experience. Be prepared to get your hands dirty!
Course Information: 10 X 2 hour workshops /sessions and a discrete volunteering opportunity such as planning and delivering a Stay and Play session. Alongside this, intensive help and advice to access a longer term regular work experience opportunity in an Early Years/Childcare setting and some on-line training which teaches underpinning knowledge.
WK 1 Introductions and course aims. Participants’ expectations. Hands-on Activity including preparing snack. Introduction to Volunteering in an Early Years/Childcare setting.
WK 2 Hands on activity – playdough, clay and natural materials. Child Development. The Role of the Adult
WK 3 Hands on activity – paint, junk and sticky. Health & Safety. The Role of the Volunteer.
WK 4 Planning appropriate play activities. Planning a session.
Imaginative Role Play. Equal Opportunities.
WK 5 Bring ideas today for a session of Stay & Play, discuss and reflect. Begin planning the Stay & Play session.
WK 6 Continue planning for Stay & Play session and trial an activity. Introduction to Safeguarding.
WK 7 Introduction to Paediatric First Aid. Career Options and qualifications. Begin an Action Plan
WK 8 Final Preparations for the Stay & Play session. Stories and music. Any Questions?
WK 9 Run the Stay & Play session.
WK 10 De-brief and discuss what happens next. Goal setting and Action Planning. Activity on childcare related careers.
Suitable for: Anyone with an interest in working with pre-school children. A good refresher if you have worked with children before and are thinking of returning.
Date: Wednesday 3rd October, 10th, 17th, 31st October, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November and 5th & 12th December
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm (please arrive at 12:15pm)
Venue: Elmbridge Under 5’s , Windfall Way, Gloucester GL2 0LN
Cost: Free to participants on the Going the Extra Mile (GEM) project . If you are interested in participating on the project, please go to www.glosgem.org or contact Mary Jennings, Navigator Developer for the GEM Project on 07731 823347.
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